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The Intercept

The 'Cuban Twitter' Scam A Drop in the Net Propaganda Bucket

Glenn Greenwald | Posted 04.10.2014 | World
Glenn Greenwald

This week, the Associated Press exposed a secret program run by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create "a Twitter-like Cuban communications network" run through "secret shell companies" in order to create the false appearance of being a privately owned operation. Unbeknownst to the service's Cuban users was the fact that "American contractors were gathering their private data in the hope that it might be used for political purposes"-- specifically, to manipulate those users in order to foment dissent in Cuba and subvert its government. According to top-secret documents published today by The Intercept, this sort of operation is frequently discussed at western intelligence agencies, which have plotted ways to covertly use social media for "propaganda," "deception," "mass messaging," and "pushing stories."

The One Month in Digital Media You Must Understand

Alex Becker | Posted 02.24.2014 | Media
Alex Becker

What besides the sheer volume of announcements and splashy launches has made the last month in media different from any other?

Exclusive: Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Reveal NSA Role in Drone Strikes, New Media Venture

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.12.2014 | Media
Democracy Now!

In the first exposé for their new new venture, First Look Media's digital journal The Intercept, investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn G...

Glenn Greenwald's New Website Is Finally Here

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Media

The first digital venture co-led by Glenn Greenwald is now live. The Intercept, an online magazine edited by Greenwald and fellow journalists Laura...

A Brand New Thriller From Dick Wolf -- Yes That Dick Wolf, the Law & Order Creator

Liz Smith | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books
Liz Smith

They hadn't known about The Intercept. If you are a thrill seeker, don't miss this novel. It's from William Morrow. I'll bet you find it on the best-seller list any minute.

Does Being Famous Mean You Don't Have to Write Well?

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.24.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

The Intercept reads like a first draft, or as if nobody bothered to edit it carefully, because, well, he's Dick Wolf.